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Help out. Join up. Stay informed – the public has a part to play in COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan

Public urged to join the national effort by helping family and friends aged 80 and over get their life-saving jabs. Government calls on the public to commit to three pledges to support the roll out of Covid vaccines

UK ITU patients to receive potentially life-saving treatments for COVID-19

Patients in intensive care units across the UK are to receive potentially life-saving treatments for COVID-19 Clinical trial results show the drugs reduce risk of death by 24% for critically ill patients and time spent in intensive care by up to 10 days Government ensures life-saving drugs will be available in NHS healthcare settings with immediate effect

Have you had your flu jab yet? Millions of extra flu vaccines available

Millions of extra flu vaccines are available to support the most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history. More than 30 million people will...

Pressure on as ‘Most Vital Ever’ health and care worker flu vaccination drive continues

The health and social care service’s most senior clinicians and leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon...

New unit to help protect North West London care homes from Covid-19 opens in Ealing

Ealing Community Partners, led by West London NHS Trust, has opened a 24-bedroom facility to support the safe discharge of patients affected by Covid-19...

Austerity ‘ripped resilience out of health and care service’ before Covid-19 crisis hit, says IPPR

Underinvestment in social and community care left four in five hospitals with ‘dangerously low’ spare beds as crisis hit Major new analysis of the state...

The care sector: collateral damage, second class citizens and a slap for carers- COVID and Brexit

Campaigners say a Government decision to deny overseas care workers a visa to work in Britain has robbed the social care sector of vital...

Don’t just clap for carers – Urgent calls for new deal for health and care employees

Researchers from King’s Business School have published a paper urgently calling for a new deal for health and care employees that acknowledges and reflects...

Stay at home for seven days if you have a fever or continuous cough says Health Secretary

People are being urged to stay at home for seven days if they develop a high temperature or new continuous cough as part of...

Without migration staffing shortages in health and social care almost unimaginable

New figures show that people born outside the UK account for almost a quarter of all staff working in hospitals and a fifth of...

Nursing and Triage Residential Tool minimises distress for residents and improves care

An innovative Nursing and Triage Residential Tool (NaRT) which was initially run as a pilot in 2017 in two residential homes, has now been...

‘Where Best Next?’ NHS plan can only work if social care is supported

Plans to help people avoid lengthy stays in hospital are wonderful, but will only work if social care is supported too, providers warned today. The...

Independent care sector overlooked in NHS Long Term Plan

Care England, a representative body for independent providers of adult social care has expressed disappointment that social care has once again been overlooked. Responding to...

EU healthcare professionals may continue to work in the UK after Brexit

EU staff will have their qualifications and registration recognised in the UK, whether we leave the EU with or without a deal, the Health...

Brexit: the implications for health and social care- update from The King’s Fund

Brexit has major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some of the latest developments that could impact the...

Increased pressure on NHS as care providers forced to turn away council placements

Skinflint councils across Britain have been accused of abandoning old people by failing to properly fund care home places. One in five councils have given...

New guidance to support local authorities, NHS and independent and voluntary adult social care providers

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has published new guidance to support strategic engagement between local authorities, the NHS and the independent and voluntary adult...

Brexit and the NHS- More than a fifth of doctors or nurses at some hospitals are from the EU

Key hospitals across England depend on the European Union for more than one in five doctors or nurses, new analysis reveals, as Brexit uncertainty...

Concern for care homes over NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed continued concern over developments related to the funding of...

Delayed transfer due to lack of social care is costing the NHS £550 per minute

New analysis by Age UK highlights the enormous cost to the NHS of delayed discharges due to a lack of social care, and how...

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